Discover Colquitt Georgia Millennium Murals - Come see the murals of Colquitt, Georgia, 'Georgia's First Mural City!' With the help of private and public funds, we have eleven murals that help decorate our beautiful city, and are planning to continue this process.
Our first mural "Saturday morning in Colquitt, Georgia" was one that muralist Henry Gorham completed in 1999. The mural, located inside historic Cotton Hall, depicts a story that old-timers claim to have occurred regularly in Colquitt, GA. We won't tell you the story because we want you to figure that one out, but we will give you the hint that Nug's Café has a lot to do with it!
Our "Peace Wall" was completed in 2000. It is located on the Miller County Middle School and was designed and painted by artist Chrissie Orr of New Mexico, with the help of middle and high school students, teachers, and community members. Upon the completion of this mural, a pilot program was started to paint "Peace Walls" on other schools in the state of Georgia.
Our third wall was painted on the building across from Cotton Hall. "Neighbors" depicts a scene from a previous Swamp Gravy play in which neighbors ride in on their wagons to assist a family in maintaining their farm after the father was injured. Wes Hardin of Dothan, AL, designed and painted this mural.
"We've Got a Story to Tell? is our fourth mural and was designed and painted by Chrissie Orr. This mural represents the theme behind Swamp Gravy and the mural project in that we are preserving our oral history by collecting and retelling our ancestors? stories. This mural can be found on the north side of the Rite Aid building.
The building on the corner of Cuthbert and Main Street is finding its place in history by becoming the proud owner of our fifth mural, ?Saturday on the Square.? Wes Hardin designed this mural that is divided into four panels, showing scenes from the town square during four different time periods: the early 1900s, the 1920s, the 1930s-40s, and the 1950s.
Ghost Alley and Saturday Morning in Colquitt, Georgia were both completed by Henry Lee Gorham in 2002 and 1999. In 1999, Gorham painted Saturday Morning in Colquitt, Georgia which is located inside Cotton Hall and it depicts a typical Saturday morning along Colquitts East Main Street which is a place wehre all people lived, worked, and co-existed easily side-by-side. Then in 2002, Gorham returned to Colquitt to paint Ghost Story Alley. This mural tells four eerie tales of mystery, death, and heartache. It features the tales of a "Red Haired Woman," "White's Bridge Ghost," and "Big Black Beautiful Stallion."
The tenth mural was completed in 2003 at the New Life Learning Center and tells the stories of the students who participate in the programming here and their experiences at the swamp and creek. The children were a part of this mural from the beginning by sharing their stories and then helping the artist, Cheryl Hardin to paint the panels that were assembled to create the mural.
Cheryl Hardin is also the artist who is completing our eleventh mural "Nuthin' But A Will" which is located across from Cotton Hall and the Arts Council building. It is on the wall of the Colquitt Miller County Volunteer Fire Department. This mural features stories from the fire department which were featured in the last Swamp Gravy production.
There are now 13 murals. If you want to be a part of this exciting project, you can make a donation to the Colquitt Miller County Arts Council designated to the mural project. To do so, contact our main office at 1-229-758-5450.
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Contact & Address
Phone: 229-758-5450– Located: Town Square and throughout town, Colquitt, GA 39837